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Israeli National Pride


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How proud are you to be an Israeli?
               (Israeli Democracy Index 2012, May 2013)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Total
Very Proud
66.6
14.1
57.6
Quite Proud
22.5
30.4
23.8
Not so Proud
7.6
20.4
9.8
Not at all Proud
2.1
29.3
6.8
DN/NA
1.2
5.8
1.9

 
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Very Proud
57.6
48.8
52.1
55.6
46.6
53.0
50.4
56.2
58.1
57.6
Quite Proud
26.1
28.4
26.7
29.7
28.7
25.1
27.3
23.1
24.6
23.8
Not so Proud
9.2
13.7
12.8
8.5
13.9
13.2
12.7
12.7
8.8
9.8
Not at all Proud
6.9
7.5
7.3
5.6
9.3
6.9
8.0
5.9
7.2
6.8
DN/NA
0.2
1.6
1.1
0.6
1.5
1.8
1.6
2.1
1.3
1.9

 

What do you most like in Israel?
               (New Wave for Israel Hayom, April 25, 2012)

People
20.2%
Feeling of joint destiny
16.4%
National character
13.1%
Sea coast
9.4%
Weather
5.1%
Cultural life
5.0%
Nature and scenery
20.1%
Don't know
10.7%

What is most Israeli?
              (New Wave for Israel Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Helping others
30.0%
Barbeque
14.2%
"Yala Bye"
3.5%
Maccabee Tel Aviv Basketball
5.2%
Cursing on the road
6.4%
Shimon Peres
21.0%
Complaining
11.2%
Don't know
8.5%

How proud are you to be an Israeli today (scale: 1-10)?
               (Maagar Mochot, April 19-20, 2007)

Total Jews Israeli Arabs
7.7
8.1
6.0

How proud are you of the IDF today (scale:1-10)?
               (Maagar Mochot, April 19-20, 2007)

Total Jews Israeli Arabs
7.9
8.3
5.6

From 0% to 100%, what are the chances you will fly an Israeli flag on Israel Independence Day? (Maagar Mochot, April 19-20, 2007; New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

  Total Jews Israeli Arabs
2006
78%
87%
31%
2012
82.7%
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Of the following events, which is the most significant for you in the course of Independence Day? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Torch lighting ceremony
52.5%
Bible Contest
14.9%
Israeli Air Force flyover/Naval flotilla
13.4%
Israel Prize ceremony
7.3%
None of the above
8.3%
Don't know
3.8%

Are you proud to be an Israeli? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 84%
No 15%

How proud are you of being Israeli? (IPS, 2006; New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Total Population:

 
2006
2012
Very Proud
46%
69.9%
Somewhat Proud
32%
22.8%
Not Very Proud
12%
3.9%
Not Proud at All
11%
1.2%
Don't know
--
2.3%

Amongst Jews:

Very Proud 52%
Somewhat Proud 31%
Not Very Proud 9%
Not Proud at All 8%

Amongst Arabs:

Very Proud 13%
Somewhat Proud 31%
Not Very Proud 32%
Not Proud at All 24%

I would rather be a citizen of Israel than of any other country in the world. (IPS, 2006)

Total Population:

Strongly Agree 68%
Agree 19%
Disagree 8%
Strongly Disagree 5%

By age: (Approximate figures)

  18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Strongly Agree 52% 76% 75% 73% 82%
Agree 28% 19% 18% 9% 14%
Disagree 4% 3% 3% 15% 2%
Strongly Disagree 16% 2% 4% 3% 2%

By level of education: (Approximate figures)

  Elementary Secondary Post-Secondary University
Strongly Agree 100% 80% 80% 70%
Agree 0% 15% 14% 20%
Disagree 0% 2% 4% 6%
Strongly Disagree 0% 3% 2% 4%

By religious affiliation: (Approximate figures)

  Secular Traditional Religious Ultra-Orthodox
Strongly Agree 60% 83% 80% 75%
Agree 23% 10% 12% 7%
Disagree 10% 2% 8% 15%
Strongly Disagree 7% 5% 0% 5%

Among the world Jewish population: (approximate figures)

  Europe/America Russia North Africa Asia and Middle East Israel
Strongly Agree 67% 62% 84% 80% 56%
Agree 17% 20% 10% 15% 22%
Disagree 10% 15% 1% 3% 12%
Strongly Disagree 5% 3% 5% 2% 10%

I will encourage my children to live in Israel: (IPS, 2006)

Total Population:

Strongly Agree 67%
Agree 19%
Disagree 5%
Strongly Disagree 9%

By age (Jews): (Approximate figures)

  18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Strongly Agree 52% 78% 81% 68% 77%
Agree 25% 12% 13% 12% 10%
Disagree 10% 2% 1% 20% 2%
Strongly Disagree 13% 8% 5% 10% 11%

By religious affiliation: (Approximate figures)

  Secular Traditional Religious Ultra-Orthodox
Strongly Agree 60% 73% 72% 90%
Agree 17% 18% 10% 10%
Disagree 8% 3% 8% 0%
Strongly Disagree 15% 6% 10% 0%

By gender: (Approximate figures)

  Males Females
Strongly Agree 62% 72%
Agree 15% 15%
Disagree 8% 3%
Strongly Disagree 15% 10%

Would you like to go and settle in another country if it would significantly raise your standard of living? (IPS, 2006)

Total Population:

Definitely Yes 11%
Probably Yes 13%
Probably No 17%
Defiitely No 59%

By ethnicity:

  Jews Arabs
Definitely Yes 11% 12%
Probably Yes 13% 6%
Probably No 18% 12%
Defiitely No 58% 70%

By age (Jews):(Approximate figures)

  18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Definitely Yes 18% 17% 9% 20% 18%
Probably Yes 25% 18% 8% 18% 1%
Probably No 19% 22% 27% 15% 20%
Defiitely No 48% 43% 56% 57% 61%

By income level (Jews): (Approximate figures)

  <$4,000 $4,000><$8,000 $8,000><$15,000 $15,000-$30,000 >$30,000
Definitely Yes 18% 17% 10% 20% 1%
Probably Yes 10% 7% 12% 7% 17%
Probably No 25% 20% 20% 25% 65%
Defiitely No 50% 56% 68% 48% 17%

Is it acceptable to refuse to fight in a war you believe is morally wrong? (IPS, 2006)

Total Population:

Strongly Agree 33%
Agree 22%
Disagree 20%
Strongly Disagree 25%

By ethnicity: (Approximate figures)

  Arabs Jews
Strongly Agree 52% 26%
Agree 23% 21%
Disagree 12% 22%
Strongly Disagree 13% 31%

By gender: (Approximate figures)

  Males Females
Strongly Agree 20% 34%
Agree 17% 26%
Disagree 23% 18%
Strongly Disagree 40% 22%

By religious affiliation: (Approximate figures):

  Secular Traditional Religious Ultra-Orthodox
Strongly Agree 35% 26% 15% 8%
Agree 20% 17% 31% 24%
Disagree 20% 19% 37% 25%
Strongly Disagree 25% 38% 17% 43%

By political ideology: (Approximate figure)

  Left Center Right
Strongly Agree 36% 23% 23%
Agree 28% 20% 18%
Disagree 20% 21% 23%
Strongly Disagree 16% 36% 34%

Would you be willing to fight for your country? (IPS, 2006)

  Jews Arabs Total
Definitely Yes 71% 9% 63%
Probably Yes 23% 18% 22%
Probably No 4% 10% 5%
Definitely No ? 63% 10%

Willingness to fight by age (amongst Jews): (Approximate figures: IPS, 2006)

  18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Definitely Yes 59% 62% 60% 82% 90%
Probably Yes 29% 33% 35% 12% 8%
Probably No 7% 2% 1% 2% 1%
Definitely No 5% 3% 4% 4% 1%

Generally speaking, Israel is a better country than most other countries. (Approximate figures)

  2006 IPS 2003 (ISSP) 1995 ((ISSP)
Strongly Agree 37% 21% 15%
Agree 40% 27% 42%
Total 77% 48% 57%

Amongst Jews:

  2006 IPS 2003 (ISSP) 1995 ((ISSP)
Strongly Agree 38% 18% 18%
Agree 24% 43% 39%
Total 63% 61% 57%

Amongst Jews (Continued):(IPS, 2006)

Agree Strongly 38%
Agree 28%
Disagree 22%
Disagree Strongly 12%

Amongst Arabs: (IPS, 2006)

Agree Strongly 38%
Agree 39%
Disagree 18%
Disagree Strongly 6%

I would rather be a citizen of Israel than of any other country in the world. (Approximate figures)

Amongst Arabs:

  2006 IPS 2003 (ISSP) 1995 ((ISSP)
Strongly Agree 46% 36% 25%
Agree 34% 34% 45%%
Total 80% 70% 70%

Amongst Jews:

  2006 IPS 2003 (ISSP) 1995 ((ISSP)
Strongly Agree 70% 56% 56
Agree 20% 36% 26%
Total 90% 92% 82%

Is it acceptable to fight in a war you find morally wrong? (PRSA and IPS 2005)

  Strongly Agree Agree Total
United States 38% 8% 46%
Israel 32% 22% 54%

How patriotic are you? (Gallup 2005 and IPS 2006)

  Extremely Patriotic Very Patriotic Somewhat Patriotic Not Especially Patriotic
United States 26% 46% 22% 5%
Israel 34% 27% 24% 15%

If it were up to you, where would you prefer to live? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Israel
80.1%
Overseas
9.3%
Don't know
14.2%

 

I would rather be a citizen of my country than of any other country in the world. (IPS, 2006)

  Strongly Agree Agree Total
United States 75% 15% 90%
Israel (Jews) 71% 17% 88%
Hungary 51% 35% 86%
Australia 63% 23% 86%
Canada 59% 27% 86%
Japan 62% 22% 84%
Denmark 56% 27% 83%
Portugal 36% 47% 83%
Finland 57% 26% 83%
Ireland 40% 42% 82%
Israel (Arabs) 49% 33% 82%
New Zealand 53% 28% 81%
Poland 42% 38% 80%
Austria 51% 27% 78%
Spain 20% 54% 74%
Great Britain 41% 31% 72%
Czech Republic 31% 39% 70%
Norway 30% 36% 66%
France 35% 25% 60%
Germany (East) 18% 41% 59%
Germany (West) 23% 36% 59%
Switzerland 20% 36% 56%
Slovak Republic 25% 28% 53%

My country is better than most other countries. (IPS, 2006)

  Strongly Agree Agree Total
Australia 36% 47% 83%
Canada 30% 49% 79%
United States 41% 38% 79%
Israel (Arabs) 38% 39% 77%
Japan 39% 37% 76%
New Zealand 29% 46% 75%
Austria 25% 43% 68%
Denmark 30% 38% 68%
Finland 20% 47% 67%
Israel (Jews) 38% 28% 66%
Norway 14% 48% 62%
Ireland 10% 45% 55%
Great Britain 14% 36% 50%
Spain 11% 38% 49%
Portugal 10% 34% 44%
France 12% 30% 42%
Germany (West) 7% 33% 40%
Germany (East) 3% 31% 34%
Hungary 8% 26% 34%
Poland 7% 26% 33%
Czech Republic 6% 23% 29%
Switzerland 4% 22% 26%
Slovak Republic 3% 17% 20%

In 2012 is the State of Israel a good country to live in? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Yes 74.3%
No 17.2%
Don't know 8.6%

How proud are you of being a citizen of your country? (IPS, 2006)

  Very Proud Somewhat Proud Total
Ireland 75% 24% 99%
United States 80% 18% 98%
New Zealand 70% 27% 97%
Canada 70% 27% 97%
Australia 70% 26% 96%
Portugal 56% 38% 94%
Hungary 46% 48% 94%
Austria 50% 41% 91%
Poland 47% 44% 91%
Finland 42% 49% 91%
Japan 43% 47% 90%
Denmark 34% 55% 89%
France 31% 58% 89%
Norway 35% 53% 88%
Great Britain 46% 41% 87%
Slovak Republic 33% 53% 86%
Switzerland 36% 47% 83%
Israel (Jews) 52% 31% 83%
Czech Republic 22% 59% 81%
Germany (West) 16% 49% 65%
Germany (East) 12% 53% 65%
Israeli (Arabs) 13% 31% 44%

Would you be willing to fight for your country? (IPS, 2006)

Israel (2006) 85%
Finland 83%
Israel (2001) 75%
United States 63%
Canada 61%
Italy 53%
France 51%
Austria 45%
Spain 37%
Germany 32%
Japan 16%

Wearing the uniform of the IDF is a great privilege: (IPS, 2006)

Amongst Jews:

Strongly Agree 60%
Agree 18%
Disagree 11%
Strongly Disagree 11%

Amongst Arabs:

Strongly Agree 4%
Agree 17%
Disagree 21%
Strongly Disagree 58%

How angry does it make you feel when people show contempt for the Israeli flag? (IPS, 2006)

Amongst Jews:

Extremely Angry 62%
Very Angry 17%
Not Very Angry 11%
Not Angry at All 10%

Amongst Arabs:

Extremely Angry 7%
Very Angry 16%
Not Very Angry 43%
Not Angry at All 34%

How angry does it make you feel when people do not stand up when commemoration sirens are sounded? (IPS, 2006)

Amongst Jews:

Extremely Angry 64%
Very Angry 16%
Not Very Angry 9%
Not Angry at All 11%

Amongst Arabs:

Extremely Angry 5%
Very Angry 24%
Not Very Angry 31%
Not Angry at All 40%

 

 


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